Tag Archive: sin

Don’t carry the burden of sin

Handout by Melissa P D&C 58:42 Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more Don’t carry around the heavy burden of sin… “What good does it do for God to blot out our evil from his mind if we continue to let it dominate our thinking by rerunning it on our own?” -Sterling W. Sill Burden of Sin…
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Alma 39- Chastity

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2014/04/alma-39-chastity.html Corianton had gone with his brothers, Helaman and Shiblon, to preach the gospel to the Zoramites, but had fallen into sin. You, like my class, are wondering WHY . I. HAVE. CHOCOLATE. CHIP. COOKIESpinned to my scrubs. A WONDERFUL idea hit me as I read the talk “Avoid It” by Lynn G. RobbinsHe talks about the chocolate chip cookies and the wonderful aroma they give off, how they are…
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Mosiah 27 Repent From Sin

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2014/01/mosiah-27-repent-from-sin.html This wonderful talk by L. Tom Perry started off our lesson: I was on an airplane a few weeks ago on my way home. On the seat next to mine was a news magazine opened to an article which intrigued me. It was entitled “The Doubting American—A Growing Breed” (U.S. News and World Report, 26 Feb. 1979, p. 74). Its message was that belief, the energizer of progress…
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Mosiah 26 Sin

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2014/01/mosiah-26-sin.html What must we do in order to repent and seek forgiveness? Mosiah 26: 29-32Alma is taught by the Lord what those seeking forgiveness must do in order to repent.Confession of sins leads to forgivenessThe Lord will forgive those who repent in the sincerity of their heartsWe must forgive others to receive the Lord’s forgiveness I love what Elder Theodore M. Burton said in the Aug. 1988 Ensign…
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James 1-5, Disciples With Gusto Live Life In Crescendo!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/james-1-5-disciples-with-gusto-live-life-in-crescendo/ To understand more about how this lesson you will need to read the excerpts that I have included at the end of the post from Grant C. Anderson, “Living a Life in Crescendo” (Religious Educator 5, no. 2 (2004): 19–27). I have edited his talk to include those parts that I felt are relevant to the students […]

James 1-2, “Doers” Just Do!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/james-1-2-doers-just-do/ This lesson goes really well this April’s Come Follow Me curriculum on the Restoration. We started off with some background on who James was (see Bible Dictionary, third entry under James and James, Epistle of) so that we could establish some “street cred” and determine the importance his writings may have. How does knowing that he was Christ’s brother (half-brother) […]

2 Timothy 1-4, Perilous Problems And Scripture Solutions

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/2-timothy-1-4-perilous-problems-and-scripture-solutions/ In small groups, students began by creating a list of common sins in our society. We listed a few on the board and compared our list to Paul’s list in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Just as President Packer illustrated in a talk he gave, we were able to see that Paul’s list is a perfect “checklist” […]

2 Corinthians 7, Sin, Sorrow, Suffering, Saved: Repentance Is Possible, And Then Forgiveness Is Certain

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/2-corinthians-7-repentance-is-possible-and-then-forgiveness-is-certain/ President Ezra Taft Benson, “Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.” […]

Romans 5-6, One+One=Won!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/romans-5-6-oneonewon/ “Just as a man does not really desire food until he is hungry, so he does not desire the salvation of Christ until he knows why he needs Christ. No one adequately and properly knows why he needs Christ until he understands and accepts the doctrine of the Fall and its effect upon all mankind” (President Ezra Taft Benson in Conference Report, Apr. 1987, 106; or Ensign,…
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Spiritual Remedies from “Heavenly Halls Medical”

Today we began the study of Helaman, chapter 1-6. I intend to cover these chapters over the next two days. And when I begin a new book within The Book of Mormon (Alma, Helaman, Words of Mormon, etc.), I like to give an overview so that the students have a global understanding of what we’re about to microscopically look at. For the overview, I print up summaries of each (or…
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